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Tips for Selling a Home Remotely

Sometimes, you have to move quickly and sell your home later, often from a distance. It's challenging enough to sell a home. And being far away makes it even more challenging to prep the…
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5 Open House Tips for Buyers

Open houses have been around for decades and will be ingrained in the buying and selling of homes for years to come. But as a buyer, are you getting the most from your home tours? Here…
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Should You Buy a Foreclosed Home?

Not long ago, you could spot a bank-foreclosed home a mile away. They were often abandoned, stripped of all appliances and fixtures, with neglected landscaping. Today, banks often renovate their Real Estate Owned (REO) properties before…
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Are You Ready to Sell Your Home?

The real estate market is strong in many areas, so it might be tempting to put your home up for sale. But are you really ready to sell your home? Here are some…
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What You Should Know About Real Estate Comps

Real estate comps is a term that refers to homes located in the same area and that are similar in size, condition and features as the home you're trying to buy or sell. Buyers look…
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How to avoid delays in a real estate transaction

Delays in a home closing can often involve a financial penalty or additional negotiations, causing tempers to flare. Here are four items that should go at the top of your home closing…
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Top 4 Home Inspection Tips

Many buyers assume a home inspection is their opportunity to find flaws that will give them leverage in negotiating down the price. While often resulting in a second round of negotiations, inspections are…
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Extreme Home Buying Strategies to Get the House You Love

In many real estate markets today, homes sell quickly, often with multiple offers. Some homes, called “pocket listings,” are sold before even hitting the market. It can be an all-out war for competitive buyers, and…
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How to Anticipate Home Maintenance Costs

Many home buyers focus much of their attention on a home's purchase price or the interest rate of the loan. In reality, saving $10,000 on the overall purchase price or getting a 1/8-point…
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What You Need to Know About Real Estate Contingencies

Contingencies—provisions for unexpected events or circumstances related to the purchase of a home—are an important part of a real estate contract. Contingencies can help protect you, the buyer, if a problem arises after you've…